September 19th, 2011
Michael Ray Morrison, 61, of Benton, died Friday, September 16, in Little Rock. He was born September 29, 1949 in Little Rock. Michael was a US Navy Veteran serving from 1968 to 1972. Michael was a member in good standing with the Heat and Frost Insulators, Local #10 for 31 years. He served in the capacity of Vice President, Executive Officer and on the Apprenticeship Committee.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Morrison and his brother, Richard Morrison.
Lula Marie (Huey) Reynolds, 94, of Russellville, formerly of Shaw, died Friday, Sept. 16, at Legacy Lodge in Russellville.Â
She was born April 8, 1917, in Shaw to Samuel Clinton Huey and Ollie Maybelle (Dorrell) Huey. Mrs. Reynolds was retired from Jones Furniture and was a member of First Baptist Church in Benton.
Â She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Frank (Pete) Reynolds; a sister, Vivian Carson; three brothers, Joe, Earl andÂ Crawford;Â and a grandson. Shawn Corley.
Kenneth P. Pearson, 64, passed away Sept. 15 at the Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant. He was born April 18, 1947, to Joseph and Laura Stowell Gionfriddo.
He was of the Catholic faith and a retired equipment operator. He was a member of the Eagles Aries No. 4231 of Thayer, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Vada Eilene Metcalf, 86, of Benton, passed away Sept. 15.Â She was born March 24, 1925 in Jerico Springs, Mo., to the late Dale and Meleta Cross.
Eilene was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Benton.Â She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Irvin Metcalf; a brother, Leon Cross; and a sister, Norma Tucker.
Margaret Lucille Gattin, 87, of Benton, passed away Thursday, Sept. 15.Â She was born July 11, 1924, in Waldron.Â
Mrs. Gattin was a homemaker and mother to five boys.Â She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Estes and Med Lavona Brashier; her husband, Leroy Gattin, a former superintendent of schools in Dierks and the Pulaski County Special School District.; a son, Richard Cross Gattin; two brothers, Howell R. â€śBusâ€ť and William H. Brashier; and a sister, Dorothy Helen Atkins.
The Sheridan Yellowjackets went down to White Hall and hung on for a win, defeating the Bulldogs 13-8. The Yellowjackets gave up 363 total yards to the Bulldogs in the low-scoring game, but was plus six in the turnover department, including four turnovers on downs, to take the victory.
â€śIt was ugly, but it was a win,â€ť Sheridan Coach Louis Campbell said. â€śThatâ€™s all that counts. â€ś
The Bryant Hornets took first place scoring a 154 at Hurricane Country Club, while the Lady Hornets scored a 139, coming in last on Thursday. Cabot shot a 161 for second and Lake Hamilton came in third with a 165. North Little Rock didnâ€™t field four golfers, so they did not qualify for a score.
Bryant junior Tyler Green shot a 4-under 32 to lead the Hornets to victory. Green started the round with three consecutive birdies and finished with five for the round. He had one bogey on the par-3 sixth hole, but was very good other than that.
On Sept. 8, after their win over Lake Hamilton, Benton coach Brandy Chumley said sometimes the Lady Panthers like to put themselves into holes just so they can get themselves out of it.
Well, against Texarkana on Thursday, the Benton Lady Panthers volleyball team found themselves in one giant hole, trailing 2-1 to the Lady Razorbacks at home.
Memorial services for Ms. Telisa Ann Sikes, 48, of Gilmer, Texas, will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, at Croley Funeral Home Chapel in Gilmer, Texas. Ms. Sikes passed away on Sept. 13 in Gilmer.
Telisa was born Nov. 21, 1962, in Benton, to Keith Dale and Maria Rebecca Landeros Rhea.Â She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Alpha Latisha Yates, 55, of Traskwood, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 14.Â She was born Feb. 12, 1956, in Saline County to Vernon and Frances Buffington.Â Alpha was of the Baptist faith, a retired LPN and enjoyed scrapbooking and crafts.Â
She was preceded in death by her father, Vernon Buffington; an infant daughter, Kathleen Yates; and two brothers, Mac and Tim Buffington.